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 No.4608[Reply]

Totally off-the-wall idea: A bogie/truck with its own power built right in. Just add diesel and control feeds.

True, it is very unlikely to happen for non-electric power, but life is for having fun and dreaming big, right?

Just FTR, these are Subaru (think Fuji Heavy Industries, which did build rail vehicles) EE20 flat-four diesel engines.

 No.4612

Hello, unsprung mass.

Secondary suspension is critical to reduce track wear. Concentrating all the mass in the bogie would probably be a problem.

You also probably want bogie commonality between bi-mode and electric trains (thinking Class 800 sort of situation) because they're easy assemblies to keep spares of. In that case running a few cables (even thick ones for traction current) to the bogies is not such a big deal.

Another concern: Packaging. You still need to get heat out of the engine and you still need to have a not insignificant quantity of electrical control modules. You need a place to put your air compressor.

Also engines and bogies need servicing at vastly different intervals. Do you want to have to crawl around an engine every time you change a brake pad or wheel bearing? No sir.

 No.4626

That is why I said it would be very unlikely to happen. Will a 120-kW diesel-powered bogie be lighter or heavier than an equivalent electro-powered one? Can it be made as sturdy and reliable as needed? And, of course, can it compete on value?



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 No.4613[Reply]

Does anybody have any full english scans of Densha De D? I saw that the first two chapters were translated, but nothing else.


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 No.4610[Reply]

why is rei best girl

 No.4611

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Because she played an important role in the Ramiel fight, which had some nice train scenes in Rebuild.



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 No.4602[Reply]

>this place is still somehow alive

 No.4603

>>4602
What is this site?(It's the bane of 12 year olds on the internet, apparently.)



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 No.4577[Reply]

Wonder how many (or few) have noticed the existence of the NOHAB-GM Foundation in Hungary, one of the countries that operated the NOHAB AA16.

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 No.4579

>>4578
Really interesting, I'd never heard of this.

 No.4599

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i'm vaguely aware that NOHABs have ended up in some awfully strange paint schemes

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 No.4580[Reply]

2:09am 10/2/17 BNSF
I got on this train around 9pm in Kansas City, Kansas. Two friends were already on it, they got on in Ft Madison, Iowa. They told me it was a short train & they were 6 cars up from the last one & that 3 cars up from the last one was another ride, that's the one I got on. The train pulled up about half a mile further than normal because of how short it was, which meant I had to run through the yard to get on. It wasn't a far run & luckily an eastbound GM was rolling on the other tracks providing cover. It's been pretty smooth. I'm currently sided on a trestle over a river in El Dorado, Kansas. I'm under a UPS trailer & behind me is a UPS intermodal container (single stack) on a flat car, I traced it & it said this is do to NBAY on the 4th 10:48am, perfect. I'll be getting off in Bakersfield, California. 2:22am, we aired up & I put my earplugs in expecting to start rolling again but we just sat there. Now I hear the horn of another train, not sure if it's headed our way or passing us going opposite but that's clearly why we're sided. Hmm it didn't pass us, 3 minutes after we aired up we suddenly jolted forward & we're off again. Time to take off my glasses & turn my…oh there it is, passing us going opposite way, turning phone off now til next entry.
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 No.4594

>>4580
Glad to see you're doing okay, also I like this journal style of posting.

 No.4595

Ride safe, Kid. It's nice to have you here.

No hobo.

 No.4596

>>4585
I highly approve of your hat.

>>4588
Flagstaff isn't the worst place to get stuck in. The nights are shockingly cold, but the locals are fairly sympathetic. Just hang out around downtown and you should be fine.

 No.4597

>>4594
I've been living in Kansas City MO for a while, in the west bottoms really close to both a BNSF yard and a UP yard. BNSF is within walking distance, I have to take the bus for the UP one since it's about 3 miles away. I've just been rail fanning a lot, I have a spot with some other locals where we watch trains. There's also a model railroad store one block over from me there.

 No.4598

>>4596
I've been in Flagstaff a few times before, and yeah the locals are pretty nice. Last I was there was winter 2 years ago and this lady let me stay at her house for a week, 3 days where she wasn't even home. I just met her in the cafe. My tag, my little hobo signature can be found in that park near downtown. It's xH(A)PPYX with a wifi symbol underneath, there's also a tag from a now retired rider there named Candlemass, his moniker is exactly what his name suggests. You'll also find smaller tags (candles and mine are in spray paint) done with markers from a kid named Coyote and a man who has since passed named Roach. They're in that weird concrete structure there.



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 No.4519[Reply]

Attention!

1chan will be down for maintenance on Sunday September 24th. The maintenance will last from 12-18 hours. The site should go offline around 12 AM EST.

Unfortunately the interruption in service is unavoidable and is due to a data center migration. During the migration 1chan will be inaccessible. No data should be lost during the move.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to leave them in this thread.

 No.4521

You mean 24th?

 No.4522

>>4521
Went ahead and updated it, thanks!

 No.4530

>>4519
Looks like it's all finished.

Thanks for your collective patience!

 No.4533

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 No.4576

Re original pic, this Hungarian blog has a few pix of the case in making:

http://black-mod.com/wp/modding-pc/nohab-pc-vol-2/



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 No.4211[Reply]

I'm up to some no good nonsense again.
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 No.4536

>>4535
Ft. Worth is already building its part and it's to begin service next year.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TEXRail
http://texrail.com/

 No.4542

>>4536
I know, Texrail runs to the airport. I was talking about the proposal to build an extension of the bullet train from Dallas to Fort Worth via Arlington.

 No.4566

>>4542
I actually haven't heard anything of this. Shows how much I pay attention.

 No.4574

>>4542
Are they really that far apart? I'm all for rail, but a bullet train, is that necessary?

 No.4575

>>4574
Not really, and we already have a pretty good rail service between the two. There's no point in adding high speed rail service. On top of that, Arlington pretty much hates public transit, so I don't think they'll be buying into anything like that soon. I seem to recall that they're the largest city in the US without a good public transit service. DART runs exactly one route with only four stops in the city.



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 No.4562[Reply]

Simeon Webb conspiracy theories?

 No.4571

Thanks, but no thanks. Making up shit about the dead is a most dishonourable practice, IMAO.

 No.4573

As in the Casey Jones guy?



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 No.4543[Reply]

Why don’t you put a rubber hose connected to train air over the wheel bearings? If the bearings overheat the hose will melt dumping the air stopping the train.
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 No.4567

>>4560 – Ow. That was one really screwed journal, allright.

 No.4568

>>4565
THANK YOU.

Back in the day it was obvious ThatDog was several steps removed from the board and that Ham was effectively grandfathered in as a mod.

I'm not saying that being a moderator should be a popularity contest, because it absolutely shouldn't, and I'm not even saying that Ham doesn't do anything positive for the community - I'm sure he deletes just as much CP and Russian/Ukranian/Acrylic spam as all the rest of you…

However, he has the following traits that I belive make him a pretty horrible moderator.
1) He is divisive in his existance and it will colour any action he takes against users.

2) He is prone to shitpost - he seems to have cut back on the anti-furry since 2010, but we still get "lmao f40ph" and frankly it's not adding much signal to the board.

3) Posts like the ones in this thread; borderline nonsense, mostly asperger's-driven mumbles about tangentially related things.

4) His longstanding feud with you, Tex, which he's (nearly) always seemingly been the instigator of and which you have broadly dismissed and moved on from, much to your credit and seemingly his frustration. Admittedly the last time this came up the (public) message posted towards him was "shape up or ship out" but still - it colours all of his future moderation actions as someone who holds grudges.
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 No.4569

>>4568
1.) I have never taken any action agenest any real user, just spam and porn.
2.) When was the last time I made an F40PH thread?
3.) I am putting a solution to a problem. Otis never worked in the elevator industry, and stepheson wasn't a Railroader.
4.) I helped save 1chan and I put Tex in charge of the temporary site.
5.)Not my fault.

 No.4570

>>4569
It's not even a debate, but you have misunderstood my 3rd point - I'm not even complaining about your original idea, which may be a sound concept and might actually be original enough that you'd be granted a patent.

My point was that your individual responses are so rambling and tangential to the posts they refer to that the thread will rapidly devolve into "no that's not what I was saying, you didn't even reply to my point". This has happened repeatedly!

 No.4572

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